Install Lubuntu 13.04 on VirtualBox
Lubuntu is another version of Ubuntu using a light weight desktop environment. The desktop screen is not as appealing as Ubuntu but it can run on less memory or older computer.
On VirtualBox select "New".
Set your memory allocation for this vm. Click "Continue".
If you are creating a new virtual hard drive, select the hard drive file type. Select the default. Click "Continue".
Select "Dynamically allocated" and click "Continue".
Name the virtual hard drive and select the virtual hard drive size. Click "Create".
It is advisable to change the display setting of the virtual machine you just created. Right click your virtual machine and select "Settings". Click "Display" tab and change the settings as follows:
Click "Start" to start the virtual machine.
You need to select the start-up disk. Select the ISO image of Lubuntu 13.04. The system will launch Lubuntu.
Move the cursor down to "Install Lubuntu" and press Enter.
Select the default language and click "Continue".
Check to download updates while installing install Flash and other third party software. You can also check to install MP3 plugin. Click "Continue".
Select "Erase disk and install Lubuntu" and click "Install Now".
Select your time zone. Click "Continue".
Select the default keyboard and click "Continue".
Create the username and set a new password. Click "Continue".
The installation begins.
Once the installation is completed you need to restart the system. The login screen is shown as below.
*Please remember to run system update for patches.
Install VirtualBox Guest Additions
Open Terminal application.
sudo apt-get install dkms sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-additions
Alternatively, you could install the guest additions from the ISO image from VirtualBox. This is necessary if you have installed the latest version of VirtualBox.
Run the Lubuntu virtual machine and logged in. Under "Devices" Select "Install Guest Additions..". You can proceed from here.
If you encountered problem running the installation from the CD, click "Cancel" while trying to install the guest additions from the CD.
Open a terminal. Navigate to the CD folder under /media/<username>/VBOXADDITIONS.....
Run the file VBoxLinuxAdditions.run from the terminal using the command
After installing updates and guest additions, the system used up about 3.5GB of hard disk space which is 1GB less compared to Ubuntu or Linux Mint.*****